ENVIRON 304 - Topics in Culture and Environment
Section: 002 Nature and Place
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Program in the Environment (ENVIRON)
Department: LSA Environment
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
ULWR
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

In this course, we will examine the role of place in environmental literature as a means for exploring natural places and their transformations. What kind of human economies have been tied to these places? Is there a common driving force behind all land transformation? We'll explore human relationships with places, and examine the roles that race, class, and gender play in the shaping of landscapes. We'll also compare authors' perception of places with that of the public. Texts will include selections from 20th and 21st century authors such as Aldo Leopold, Terry Tempest Williams, Barry Lopez, as well as other lesser known writers. We'll begin with Leopold who observed in 1949, "The most serious obstacle impeding the evolution of the land ethic is the fact that our educational and economic system is headed away from, rather than toward, an intense consciousness of the land". Places we'll likely encounter in this course include: the Midwest, the Great Salt Lake, the desert Southwest, long-leaf pine forests of the South, forests of Chernobyl, New Jersey Meadowlands, and the Canadian Far North.

ENVIRON 304 - Topics in Culture and Environment
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
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45758
Closed
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (LEC)
P
45759
Open
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.


Note:
Feel free to purchase used copies of any of the texts. Inexpensive used copies of all texts should be readily available online.
ISBN: 1571312471
Ecology of a Cracker childhood, Author: Janisse Ray., Publisher: Milkweed Editions 1st pbk. e 2000
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0679740244
Refuge : an unnatural history of family and place, Author: Terry Tempest Williams., Publisher: Vintage Books 2nd Vintag 2001
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0671695886
Desert solitaire : a season in the wilderness, Author: by Edward Abbey ; drawings by Peter Parnall., Publisher: Simon & Schuster 1st Touchs 1990
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0345345053
A sand county almanac : with essays on conservation from Round River, Author: Aldo Leopold., Publisher: Ballentine Books 29. pr. 1990
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0385495080
The Meadowlands : wilderness adventures at the edge of a city, Author: Robert Sullivan., Publisher: Anchor Books 1st Anchor 1998
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0374514429
The Pine Barrens, Author: by John McPhee., Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux 23rd print 1999
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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